1900 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Fred Clarke
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The 1900 Pittsburgh[a] Pirates season was the 19th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The Pirates finished second in the National League with a record of 79–60.

1900 Pittsburgh Pirates team photograph
1900 Pittsburgh Pirates team photograph

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Superbas 82 54 0.603 43–26 39–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 60 0.568 42–28 37–32
Philadelphia Phillies 75 63 0.543 8 45–23 30–40
Boston Beaneaters 66 72 0.478 17 42–29 24–43
St. Louis Cardinals 65 75 0.464 19 40–31 25–44
Chicago Orphans 65 75 0.464 19 45–30 20–45
Cincinnati Reds 62 77 0.446 21½ 27–34 35–43
New York Giants 60 78 0.435 23 38–31 22–47

Game log

1900 Game Log: 79–60 (Home: 42–28; Away: 37–32)
April: 4–6 (Home: 0–3; Away: 4–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 19 @ Cardinals 0–3 12,000 0–1
2 April 21 @ Cardinals 4–3 1–1
3 April 22 @ Cardinals 5–6 20,000 1–2
4 April 23 @ Reds 6–0 2–2
5 April 24 @ Reds 5–3 3–2
6 April 25 @ Reds 8–9 3–3
7 April 26 Reds 11–12 3–4
8 April 27 Reds 5–19 3–5
9 April 28 Reds 4–7 3–6
10 April 29 @ Reds 8–6 4–6
May: 16–10 (Home: 12–7; Away: 4–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
11 May 2 Cardinals 6–5 5–6
12 May 3 Cardinals 2–9 5–7
13 May 5 Cardinals 5–1 6–7
14 May 6 @ Orphans 6–7 6–8
15 May 7 Orphans 6–4 7–8
16 May 8 Orphans 1–2 7–9
17 May 10 Orphans 5–4 8–9
18 May 12 Beaneaters 5–1 9–9
19 May 13 @ Reds 7–6 10–9
20 May 14 Beaneaters 6–3 11–9
21 May 15 Beaneaters 7–5 12–9
22 May 16 Phillies 8–3 13–9
23 May 17 Phillies 3–4 13–10
24 May 18 Phillies 11–4 14–10
25 May 20 @ Orphans 3–6 14–11
26 May 21 Superbas 5–7 14–12
27 May 22 Superbas 1–4 14–13
28 May 23 Superbas 8–5 15–13
29 May 24 Superbas 5–4 16–13
30 May 25 Giants 3–4 16–14
31 May 26 Giants 6–13 16–15
32 May 27 @ Reds 10–2 17–15
33 May 28 Giants 14–0 18–15
34 May 30 @ Giants 7–6 3,000 19–15
35 May 30 @ Giants 1–9 15,000 19–16
36 May 31 @ Giants 6–4 20–16
June: 9–12 (Home: 4–2; Away: 5–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
37 June 1 @ Giants 4–6 20–17
38 June 2 @ Phillies 2–8 20–18
39 June 4 @ Phillies 5–4 21–18
40 June 5 @ Phillies 5–6 21–19
41 June 6 @ Phillies 6–3 22–19
42 June 7 @ Superbas 7–4 23–19
43 June 9 @ Superbas 3–9 23–20
44 June 11 @ Superbas 7–8 23–21
45 June 12 @ Beaneaters 1–3 23–22
46 June 13 @ Beaneaters 0–1 23–23
47 June 14 @ Beaneaters 3–7 23–24
48 June 16 Orphans 5–8 23–25
49 June 17 @ Orphans 1–8 23–26
50 June 18 @ Orphans 4–1 24–26
51 June 19 @ Orphans 0–1 24–27
52 June 20 @ Orphans 8–1 25–27
53 June 26 Orphans 8–6 26–27
54 June 27 Orphans 9–2 27–27
55 June 28 Phillies 3–0 28–27
56 June 29 Phillies 2–4 28–28
57 June 30 Phillies 5–3 29–28
July: 14–10 (Home: 8–3; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
58 July 1 @ Reds 6–0 30–28
59 July 2 Beaneaters 2–1 31–28
60 July 3 Beaneaters 2–1 32–28
61 July 4 Beaneaters 8–6 33–28
62 July 4 Beaneaters 3–1 10,500 34–28
63 July 5 Giants 3–7 34–29
64 July 7 Giants 4–3 35–29
65 July 8 @ Cardinals 3–17 35–30
66 July 10 Superbas 2–4 35–31
67 July 11 Superbas 4–0 36–31
68 July 12 Superbas 7–6 37–31
69 July 13 Phillies 8–23 37–32
70 July 14 @ Orphans 6–1 38–32
71 July 15 @ Orphans 3–5 38–33
72 July 16 @ Orphans 7–3 39–33
73 July 17 Orphans 2–0 40–33
74 July 19 @ Phillies 3–4 40–34
75 July 20 @ Phillies 4–7 40–35
76 July 21 @ Phillies 0–3 40–36
77 July 24 @ Giants 1–2 40–37
78 July 25 @ Giants 11–3 41–37
79 July 27 @ Beaneaters 2–3 41–38
80 July 28 @ Beaneaters 9–2 42–38
81 July 31 @ Superbas 17–1 43–38
August: 13–10 (Home: 12–7; Away: 1–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 August 1 @ Superbas 6–10 43–39
83 August 4 Phillies 4–3 44–39
84 August 5 @ Reds 1–3 44–40
85 August 6 Phillies 7–3 45–40
86 August 7 Phillies 9–0 46–40
87 August 8 Beaneaters 6–3 47–40
88 August 9 Beaneaters 2–3 47–41
89 August 11 Beaneaters 5–1 48–41
90 August 12 @ Orphans 6–2 49–41
91 August 13 Giants 4–7 49–42
92 August 14 Giants 5–0 50–42
93 August 14 Giants 7–1 4,600 51–42
94 August 15 Giants 6–2 52–42
95 August 16 Superbas 0–8 52–43
96 August 17 Superbas 5–3 53–43
97 August 18 Superbas 8–4 54–43
98 August 20 Giants 2–4 54–44
99 August 23 Reds 2–3 54–45
100 August 24 Reds 2–11 54–46
101 August 25 Reds 6–5 55–46
102 August 26 @ Reds 0–1 55–47
103 August 30 Cardinals 11–3 56–47
104 August 31 Cardinals 5–10 56–48
September: 18–9 (Home: 4–4; Away: 14–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 September 1 Cardinals 2–1 57–48
106 September 3 @ Beaneaters 8–7 2,500 58–48
107 September 3 @ Beaneaters 14–1 5,000 59–48
108 September 4 @ Beaneaters 9–0 60–48
109 September 4 @ Beaneaters 6–5 2,500 61–48
110 September 5 @ Beaneaters 5–2 62–48
111 September 6 @ Superbas 9–2 63–48
112 September 7 @ Superbas 6–6 63–48
113 September 8 @ Superbas 15–7 64–48
114 September 8 @ Superbas 5–6 64–49
115 September 10 @ Superbas 6–5 65–49
116 September 11 @ Phillies 2–0 66–49
117 September 12 @ Phillies 10–9 3,000 67–49
118 September 13 @ Phillies 6–11 67–50
119 September 15 @ Giants 1–2 67–51
120 September 17 @ Giants 12–3 68–51
121 September 18 @ Giants 9–4 69–51
122 September 19 @ Giants 5–2 70–51
123 September 20 Cardinals 10–4 71–51
124 September 21 Cardinals 7–3 72–51
125 September 22 Cardinals 6–7 72–52
126 September 23 @ Cardinals 3–1 73–52
127 September 24 @ Cardinals 0–1 73–53
128 September 26 Reds 4–6 73–54
129 September 27 Reds 1–4 73–55
130 September 28 Reds 8–1 74–55
131 September 29 Reds 1–2 74–56
132 September 30 @ Reds 3–4 74–57
October: 5–3 (Home: 2–2; Away: 3–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 October 6 Cardinals 3–4 74–58
134 October 7 @ Cardinals 3–2 75–58
135 October 8 @ Cardinals 8–0 76–58
136 October 8 @ Cardinals 8–2 1,300 77–58
137 October 9 @ Cardinals 4–8 77–59
138 October 11 Orphans 2–1 78–59
139 October 12 Orphans 10–6 79–59
140 October 13 Orphans 5–7 79–60
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pittsburgh Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHI CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 4–16–2 12–8 13–7 11–7–2 9–11 5–15 12–8
Brooklyn 16–4–2 10–10–1 15–4–2 10–10 10–8 8–11–1 13–7
Chicago 8–12 10–10–1 9–11–1 12–8–1 9–11–1 8–12 9–11–2
Cincinnati 7–13 4–15–2 11–9–1 7–13 9–11–2 12–8 12–8
New York 7–11–2 10–10 8–12–1 13–7 7–13 9–11 6–14
Philadelphia 11–9 8–10 11–9–1 11–9–2 13–7 9–11 12–18
Pittsburgh 15–5 11–8–1 12–8 8–12 11–9 11–9 11–9
St. Louis 8–12 7–13 11–9–2 8–12 14–6 8–12 9–11


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Notable transactions

Roster

1900 Pittsburgh Pirates

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Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Chief Zimmer 82 271 80 .295 0 35
1B Tom O'Brien 102 376 109 .290 3 61
2B Claude Ritchey 123 476 139 .292 1 67
SS Bones Ely 130 475 116 .244 0 51
3B Jimmy Williams 106 416 110 .264 5 68
OF Ginger Beaumont 138 567 158 .279 5 50
OF Honus Wagner 135 527 201 .381 4 100
OF Fred Clarke 106 399 110 .276 3 32

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Duff Cooley 66 249 50 .201 0 22
3B Tommy Leach 51 160 34 .213 1 16
C Jack O'Connor 43 147 35 .238 0 19
OF Tom McCreery 43 132 29 .220 1 13
C Pop Schriver 37 92 27 .293 1 12
1B Pop Dillon 5 18 2 .111 0 1
C Tacks Latimer 4 12 4 .333 0 2
UT Jiggs Donahue 3 10 2 .200 0 3
OF Ed Poole 2 4 2 .500 1 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Deacon Phillippe 38 279.0 20 13 2.84 75
Jesse Tannehill 29 234.0 20 6 2.88 50
Sam Leever 30 232.2 15 13 2.71 84
Jack Chesbro 32 215.2 15 13 3.67 56
Rube Waddell 29 208.2 8 13 2.37 130
Jouett Meekin 2 13.0 0 2 6.92 3

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Patsy Flaherty 4 22.0 0 0 6.14 5

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bert Husting 2 0 0 0 5.63 7
Ed Poole 1 1 0 0 1.29 3
Walt Woods 1 0 0 0 21.00 1
Honus Wagner 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Tom McCreery 1 0 0 0 12.00 0

Postseason

1900 Chronicle Telegraph Cup

Main article: Chronicle-Telegraph Cup

The Chronicle Telegraph Cup was held just once, in 1900, and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph, a newspaper in the hometown of the National League's second-place finisher, the Pirates. It pitted the Pirates against the first-place Brooklyn Superbas in a best-of-five postseason series. The Superbas won the series, 3 games to 1.

Notes

  1. ^ In the early 20th century and earlier, the name of Pittsburgh was spelled with and without the final 'h'.

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